EMRA Spotlight, Ultrasound

Meet Katie VanNatta, DO, MBA, MS

We're pleased to introduce Katie VanNatta, DO, MBA, MS, vice chair of the EMRA Ultrasound Committee, 2020-2021.

Katie VanNatta.jpgProgram: Midwestern University

Your goal as an EMRA leader: I would like to bring new ultrasound resources and opportunities to EMRA members.

Why serve as an EMRA leader?
After serving on the MSC, I wanted to serve as an EMRA leader again because it is a way to collaborate with other residents/students from across the US to better EM residents and EM interested students.

Top 3 traits of a great leader:
1. Humility
2. Goal-oriented
3. Great communicator

What is the best advice you've ever received?
Even when things do not work as planned, keep pushing and striving to complete the end goal.

What is something people don't know about you?
I cannot use chopsticks.

If I weren't an emergency physician, I would be: I would work in marketing. I have a business degree as well as MBA.

Favorite life hack for night shifts: "Pump up music" on the drive to work with an energy drink (usually Cotton Candy Bang)

Number of apps on my phone: 457

Last non-textbook I read: "Love, Sanity, or Medical School: A Memoir" by Stephanie Benjamin, MD (EMS fellow at UCSD - www.stephbenjaminmd.com) ... everyone should go out and buy this book. It is AMAZING!

Favorite Twitter feed: @srrezaie, @pocus_society, and @mcsassymd

What's on your playlist?
Everything from pop, rap, country, folk rock, show tunes etc.


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